City of Rest Freetown (Deliverance Ministries)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 34 Fort Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1357, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Country: Sierra Leone
Region: Western Africa
Website: http://www.cityofrest-sl.org
UN Languages: English
Other languages: creole
   
Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment

  • Other:'Health'
Short description:
At the moment the two main aims are:
* To provide ambulatory and residential care for those affected by substance abuse and/or mental disorders and to bring restoration through compassionate care, counselling, life-skills training, vocational training and (informal) education.
* To facilitate the reintegration of those who have completed the residential programme into their families and communities and the society at large through active follow-up and support.
Prevention and Outreach activities had to be put on hold due to financial and logistical restraints but will be revived as soon as funds are available.


Example of outcomes: 2008 numbers
Total admissions: 82 people Rest (64 male; 18 female).
Average age: 27 years
Nationalities: Sierra Leonean (77), Other (5)
Substance abuse: 63
Mental disorders: 37
Dual diagnosis (substance abuse with psychiatric disorder): 24
Other offices: